CAFES & RESTAURANTS
Lantern is a little restaurant in Petitenget that showcases southeast Asian flavours with a new approach.
Although it may be small in size, due to the clever distribution of the indoor and outdoor sitting areas, Lantern can fit quite a few guests.
The outside area’s yellow, white and aqua colour combination is refreshing and immediately creates a happy and vibrant atmosphere. On one side there is a long sharing wooden table, and on the other side there are yellow metal sofas accompanied by stools and wood tables with marble table tops.
Inside, there is a lot going on, but it never becomes overwhelming. The left wall, with its diagonal white brick is unconventional but I like it. The right hand wall is encompassed by a large painting of a woman’s head, and the black and white mural covers all the interior. The yellow tones are continued with the same sofas, while the wood elements become the predominant material.
The lighting is a mixture of old style fabric lanterns, metal yellow pendant lights and wall round glass lights. The counter is very sweet with a touch of the Hamptons – perhaps not what you would expect – but they make it work beautifully. The crockery they use is far from simple and adds another unique touch to the restaurant.
If you are looking for something a bit more casual with equally high quality food as Seminyak’s many high-end restaurants, Lantern is lovely surprise.